Short Essay Questions Key
1. Who is Stone Barrington?
Stone Barrington is a character who has been featured in two other Stuart Woods novels, beginning with New York Dead and continuing with Dirt before this novel. In this novel, the cop turned lawyer is in St. Marks, a tropical island south of Antigua, for vacation.
2. Who is Arrington Carter and what is her relationship with Stone?
In Chapter 1, Stone Barrington wakes on a charter boat moored in English Harbor on St. Marks, hoping his girlfriend, Arrington Carter, will join him that day. Arrington was supposed to fly out with Stone the day before, but she was delayed by a meeting with a publisher about an exclusive interview with the Hollywood heartthrob, Vance Calder.
3. Who is Thomas and what is he able to tell Stone about the yacht in the harbor and its passengers?
In Chapter 2, Stone goes to a bar/restaurant near the harbor and meets Thomas, the owner who was once a New York City cop. Stone asks Thomas about the woman and the large yacht. Thomas tells Stone that the woman arrived in the harbor without her husband, who was aboard the yacht when it left the Canary Islands a month earlier.
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